Britain’s Got Talent is a TV show that premiered in 2007. Since then, fans have been treated to 13 thrilling seasons. Created by Simon Cowell, the show is one of the most popular televised competitions in the UK. Each year, contestants enter auditions with whatever talent they wish to demonstrate. They seek to impress a panel of judges to secure a spot on the TV show. The line-up of judges features the creator himself, Simon Cowell, along with Amanda Holden, David Williams, and Alesha Dixon.
All contestants that go through the auditions compete against others to secure a spot in the live semi-finals. The two best acts proceed to the final, with the winner getting a cash prize and a chance to impress members from the Royal Family in the Royal Variety Performance. Britain’s Got Talent is the most prestigious TV show in the UK, with winners including singers, musicians, dancers, and magicians.
Up to now, the show has produced 12 winners, some of them bona fide world stars. The winner’s prize for the past 6 seasons has been set at £250,000, down from £500,000 in 2012. Some of the winners include Paul Potts, Tokyo Myers, Attraction, and Jai McDowall. Runner-ups such as Susan Boyle have also had successful careers, highlighting the show’s reputation.
Britain's Got Talent 2019 Betting and Odds Preview
The 13th season of Britain’s Got Talent started on April 6, 2019, with the auditions scheduled to end on May 18. BGT betting is a highly popular pastime in the UK. Thousands of punters are excited to bet on the potential winner, with BGT odds publicly aired months before the event. It’s no different this year. A number of bookies have already provided the list of favourites, with every punter itching to get it on the action.
Does William Hill even need an introduction? One of the oldest and largest bookies in the world, Willian Hill is a successful operator based in London. Licensed by the UKGC and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner, the bookie offers a great number of markets to bet on paired with industry-leading odds.
Apart from all the football matches and everything else William Hill has in its offer it is renowned for providing odds for specials such as Britain’s Got Talent. The Britain’s Got Talent odds this year at William Hill are favouring the Flakefeet Primary School Choir in front of Dave and Finn. The odds are 5/1 and 7/1 respectively. Mark McMullan shares Dave and Finn’s odds on the second spot, while Giorgia Borg has been given odds of 8/1.
At the back end of the list, Chucklefoot, Jimmy Tamley, and Sheila Callaghan are chained to the bottom at odds of 200/1. As you can see, they have almost no chances of winning the competition.
If you ask us, the 5/1 odds for Flakefeet’s Primary School Choir look like a great pick. If you want to take a bigger risk, Dave and Finn, Mark McMullan, and Giorgia Borg look solid.
One of the largest bookies in the UK, Coral has established its name since it was found in 1926. Now dominating the online betting market, Coral is home to dozens of sports and a large selection of markets. The bookie has millions of loyal fans across the UK and the world, constantly reinventing the game when it comes to betting.
Britain’s Got Talent is a part of Coral’s ever-growing list of sports. Just like William Hill, this bookie is giving Flakefeet Primary School Choir the biggest chances of winning the TV show at 5/1. The bookie can’t make out the second favourite – Dave and Finn and Mark McMullan are both listed at 7/1. Giorgia Borg comes next at odds of 8/1, while a trio of Jonathan Goodwin, Kojo Anim, and Siobhan Phillips are right behind with 12/1.
In the middle of the list, Elizabeth, Ethan Higgins, and Matt Stirling have odds of 25/1. Down below the list, Derek Sandy, Fabulous Sisters, Gonzo, and Guy First among others are equally listed at 100/1.
With so many competitors given the same chances of winning the TV show, we’re most likely in for another exciting season of BGT.
In 2015, Ladbrokes and Coral joined forces to create a dominating force on the British betting market. Just like Coral, Ladbrokes is one of the most recognizable names in the industry. It offers a great number of sports and betting markets accompanied by industry-leading odds. Offering a casino as well, it’s a total solution for any player.
Between the dozens of sports in Ladbrokes’ impressive library, special betting events such as Britain’s Got Talent stand out. There are no surprises among the favourite, though. The Flakefeet Primary School Choir still tops the list at odds of 5/1, while Mark McMullan and Dave and Finn still share the second spot with 7/1.
No surprises down the list as well. Giorgia Borg is still listed at 8/1, while the trio of Kojo Anim, Jonathan Goodwin, and Siobhan Phillips are listed at 14/1.
If you want a riskier approach, Barbara Nice and Elizabeth look like darkhorses at 25/1. The Vardanyan Brothers and Gomonov Knife Show are listed at 50/1 just like Jay Rawlings. On the bottom, Sheila Callaghan, Jimmy Tamley, and Chucklefoot are the absolute outsiders at 200/1.
If you’ve ever placed a bet online, you probably know Bet365. One of the most recognizable names in the industry, Bet365 is an absolute giant when it comes to online betting. Featuring industry-leading odds and all the sports and markets you can think of, it’s definitely a bookie you shouldn’t miss.
Apart from the dozens of sports you can bet on at Bet365, the bookie has decided to shake things up with a few specials. This includes the most popular show in the UK, Britain’s Got Talent. The odds, however, are not different from what other bookies offer. Flakefeet still sits on the top with odds of 5/1, but Mark McMullan is second at 6/1 in front of Dave and Finn who are given odds of 7/1.
Giorgia Borg has been pushed a bit down with 10/1, while Faith Tucker, Jonathan Goodwin, and Kojo Anim are given 14/1 chances to win the TV show.
The back of the list looks different as well. Katherine and Joe, Margaret and Dave, and Chucklefoot are the biggest outsiders with odds of 150/1 each. If you ask us, we’d stick to the top of the list. If you want a bit more risk involved, go for candidates aimed around 20 or 25/1.